But first a word about Technology. Like most of us I’m sure, I simply take it for granted now. But sometimes it HITS me as it did the other day.
I’m parked on the street in front of MAW’s house but cannot connect to her Wi-Fi on my new Dell Computer. I can, however, connect using my old HP computer.
So here I am calling Dell Technical Support (which is probably somewhere in China !!) – via Skype – from the HP Computer using Marilyn’s Wi-Fi. Talking to the air while they take access of the Dell Computer and check the various settings.
I have the Dell Computer hooked into the Internet via my Bell Turbo Stick.
I am in my RV – not plugged into any electrical – no Cable connection – no connection to any ‘power’ lines etc. etc.
Yet I have Internet on TWO computers and talking to someone far far away via Skype.
Hurts my wee little head when I try and comprehend it !!
OK so now back to the bike. This past weekend (in Canada) was the ‘May Long Weekend’ and it was a L O N G weekend for me for sure. I was bored out of my mind with nothing to do and just hanging around Wally’s.
MAW and hubby were at their place in Birch Bay and came back home on Sunday so I spent Sunday and Monday night there. Got fed some mighty fine meals once again. Thanks MAW !
FINALLY on Tuesday I call the Dealer to see what the situation is on my bike. The Service Department is CLOSED – due to the long weekend. Had to endure another long day.
YESTERDAY I couldn’t get through to them on the phone so I drove over there. THE PART IS IN and John is working on the bike. YIPPPEEEE !!
This Dealership is probably the smallest Harley Davidson Store I’ve ever been in but I have to tell you that they are BIG on Customer Service. No ‘attitude’ here and very, very friendly people.
LOOK ! They even have their trash bins painted in the Harley colours. First time I’ve seen that. Oh Me Nerves !! LOL
Here’s my new best friend – John – working on my bike. BTW, John and his wife also have a Blog – www.mostlybymotorcycle.com Byron, Thought you might like to check it out. I haven’t had a chance yet myself to have a look there.
And here is the CULPRIT that caused me all this trouble. It is called a “Stator” and who knew it was even in the frikkin’ bike – I sure didn’t !
See the BLACK on the coils – that’s not supposed to be there. There’s another small coil on the top with some black in it so that was on it’s way out also.
John was sauteéing my bike !
I hear that oh so gorgeous and familiar sound. Quickly grabbed my camera to see John riding off on my bike. That means the job is done and I’ll soon be outta there. They always take it for a test spin after any maintenance work.
I got ‘DA HULK all ready to load the bike and am patiently waiting.
Didn’t have the camera quite ready in time to video John loading the bike into my ‘garage’.
THE BILL – Well it wasn’t the worst case scenario ($1,000 +) but it sure wasn’t the best case scenario either. $633.92 FRIKKIN DOLLARS LATER !! $330.00 of it was labour !!
But I got my girl back and that’s the main thing.